Lake Tahoe School is seeking a full-time Director of Development to oversee a development program that raises over $1,000,000 annually. Lake Tahoe School is a small school – 140 students PK-8 – and the Director of Development will be the primary person responsible for the school’s fundraising efforts. This position is a new position for the school with all of the requisite challenges and opportunities inherent in reestablishing the role. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Development is a member of the school’s Administrative Team and serves on various school committees, all in support of the school’s programs and policies. The position is full-time, fully benefited, and will start July 1, 2019.
Position Details: • Responsible for leading Lake Tahoe School's advancement program as adopted by the Board of Trustees and directed by the Head of School • Leads Lake Tahoe School's annual fundraising campaign • Oversee management of capital and major gift campaigns, including case statements, brochures, solicitations, and website • Create and communicate the School’s Planned Giving program • Manage donor appreciation and acknowledgement, including annual report • Build relationships with major donors, other school constituents, and the larger Tahoe Basin community • Experience with donor management software • Conduct prospect research • Lead foundation relationships and grant writing • Supervise alumni relations • Manage development events • Attends appropriate Board and committee meetings
How to Apply: Applicants submit a cover letter and resume to the Head of School, Robert Graves: email@example.com.
About Lake Tahoe School
Lake Tahoe School, located in Incline Village, Nevada on the shores of Lake Tahoe, was originally founded in 1997 under the name Incline Academy with a mission to provide a carefully articulated, highly academic program. The school quickly grew, adding grades yearly, into a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School by 2001. Incline Academy became Lake Tahoe School (LTS) in 2002 and then within a year, its visionary Board of Trustees, acquired a new three-story building with room for 24 classrooms and appreciable office space.
Today, a highly dedicated team of teachers, administrators, and staff totaling 29 professionals (44% holding advanced degrees) with an average of 10 years teaching experience, sits at the core of LTS’s success. The student: teacher ratio is 6 to 1 with an average class size of 14. A dedicated Board of Trustees, steadfastly working to support the creation of a superlative independent school in the Lake Tahoe region, helps to guide and support LTS and the Head of School. Its recent approval of a campus renovation and expansion plan that includes a new Athletic and Performing Arts Center as its cornerstone will greatly benefit the School and entire Incline Village community is an example of its vision for the future.
Lake Tahoe School remains rooted in the founding vision of an educational community focused on honoring the individual creativity and passion inherent in every child, to nurture disciplined minds, strong character, healthy bodies, and creative spirits among all LTS students. Lake Tahoe School is accredited by The Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 3-5 years minimum prior experience in the development field, experience in independent schools or the non-profit sector, marketing experience helpful, cooperative nature, and enthusiasm for working in a small school environment. Experience working in the Tahoe Basin or similar communities/regions is preferred.
About Lake Tahoe School
Lake Tahoe School is a Pre-K through 8th grade school located in Incline Village on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
We provide a traditional core curriculum with a breadth and depth in each subject area that exceed state and national standards. Our school day provides blocks of time not only for core subject areas but also for enrichment opportunities in Art, Music, MakerSpace, Spanish, and Physical Education. Computer literacy and Technology are integrated into our core subject areas. We offer multi-age Math and Spanish classes as well as a number of electives at the Middle School level.
Our new facility offers our students greater opportunities in science, technology, language, computers and performing arts. Summer session programs are available.
We are fully accredited by the Northwestern Association of Independent Schools and (NWAIS) and are licensed by the State of Nevada Department of Education.